Real Madrid are assembling a formidable squad for the future. The team is filled with world-class talent all over the pitch from the defence to the forward line. The club no doubt have the intention of building a roster with the potential to be one of the best in Europe not just now but for years to come.
One area in the squad that seems to be lacking in a few places is the defence. There have been many rumours linking Real Madrid with moves for Alphonso Davies and Reece James, while players like Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal could have their futures up in the air.
When it comes to the centre-back position, Eder Militao is considered the future of Real Madrid. But he is out with a serious injury right now and it will be interesting to see if that ends up having any long-term effects on his game.
The other options at centre-back are David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger and Nacho Fernandez. All three are past 30 and not long-term solutions in the position.
Real Madrid eye move for €60 million defender in January
As reported by AS, Real Madrid are hoping to sign Sporting de Portugal’s Goncalo Inacio in January. The defender has been on their radar for several months and they are now ready to firm up their interest.
The Portuguese defender is just the kind of player Real Madrid need when searching for Militao’s long-term centre-back partner. Inacio is 22 years old and a left-footed centre-back who could slot in nicely next to the Brazilian for a long time to come.
Inacio is believed to have a €60 million release clause in his current deal with Sporting CP. Real Madrid could face competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United for his signature, but Los Blancos seem to be hoping that a move for the defender in January could help them win the race.